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A photographic series prepared by the Prime Minister’s Department in 1947 to attract British migrants. The Evans family of 5 Mansford Place, Palmerston North were selected to show the living conditions of a typical New Zealand family. Jack and Betty Evans, at the corner of Mansford Place and Savage Crescent approach their home. The Savage Crescent state housing area was designed on the principles of the garden suburb. The low nib walls marking the street frontages combined with trees planted on the verges were intended to create the appearance of a large community garden. After seventy years parts of the inner streets retain this aspect. the photograph was taken from 5 Mansford Place. Across the road (at right) can be seen the home of Jack Semple (son of Bob Semple) and the home of the Hollis family at a later date(at left).

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2010N_A175-67-1_004197
Title
Evans Family Collection: Savage Crescent Conservation Area, a garden suburb
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A175/67/1
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Palmerston North
Date
1947

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Palmerston North Libraries and Community Services

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